Angola Population 2018

30,741,553

Angola is a country that borders Zambia, Namibia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Angola borders the South Atlantic Ocean as well. The current population in 2018 is estimated at 30.77 million, up from 2014's estimated 22.1 million.

As one of the least densely populated countries in the world, Angola has a density of 14.8 people per square kilometer (38/square mile).

Luanda is the largest city in Angola, and is also its capital. The population of Luanda is about 2.8 million people. Luanda is also urbanizing at approximately 4% annually.

Angola Demographics

Formerly a colony of Portugal, Luanda has a rather diverse demographic in everything from food to religion. Although the inhabitants are from varying African tribe heritages, the most common language is Portuguese. In recent years, a significant Chinese populous has formed. There are about 259,000 temporary Chinese migrants in the country.

Angola completed a census in 2014, the first since 1970, and it gave the first accurate look at the country's demographics in more than 40 years. According to the census, the country's ethnic groups include: Ovimbundu (37%), Ambundu (25%), Bakongo (13%) and 32% other, including to Ovambo, Mbunda and Chokwe. About 2% of the population is mesticos, or mixed African and European, 1% is European and 1.4% is Chinese.

Angola previously had a large population of Congolese migrants, although over 400,000 have been expelled over the last decade. Before it gained independence, Angola had more than 350,000 Portuguese. It was recently discovered that about 200,000 Portuguese are still living in the country.

Religious affiliations in Angola tend toward that of Catholicism and of the protestant faith; some ascribe to the Pentecostal sect of Christianity. Islamic faith has a following of an estimated 500,000.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 25 seconds
One death every 2 minutes
One net migrant every Infinity minutes
Net gain of one person every 32 seconds

Angola Population in 2018Source: By Dr. Thomas Wagner [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Angola Population Pyramid 2018

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Angola Median Age

18.2


Total

18


Male

18.3


Female

Angola Population by Age

There are 13,880,038 adults in Angola.

Census Years

Year Date
20242024
201431 May 2014

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Angola Population Growth

Angola has one of the world's highest fertility rates at 5.54 children born per woman. This is causing rapid growth in Angola that will continue through the end of the century. With the current growth, Angola's population is expected to triple in less than 50 years.

About Angola

Official NameRepublic of Angola
Languages SpokenPortuguese
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude-12.518.5
Currencies UsedAngola Kwanza
DemonymAngolan

Angola Population Density

Angola Top 20 Cities by Population

Name Population
Luanda2,776,168
N'dalatando383,100
Huambo226,145
Lobito207,932
Benguela151,226
Cuito113,624
Lubango102,541
Malanje87,046
Namibe80,149
Soio67,491
Cabinda66,020
Uige60,008
Saurimo40,498
Sumbe33,277
Menongue32,203
Caluquembe30,300
Caxito28,224
Longonjo24,346
Mbanza Congo24,220
Caala21,205

Angola Population Clock

The population of Angola (as of 6/18/2018)?30,741,553
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2018)30,774,205
Births Per Day3,417
Deaths Per Day696
Net Migrations Per Day
Net Change Per Day 2,721
Population Change Since January 1st459,849

Angola Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 41.128 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 8.382 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate 0 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 61.81 years
Male Life Expectancy 58.97 years
Female Life Expectancy 64.68 years
Total Fertility Rate 5.589 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 2.402 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.03 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 59.336 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 90.359 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.792 years
Rate of Natural Increase 32.746

Angola Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
201830,774,20549.05%50.95%24.68463.32%
201729,784,19349.04%50.96%23.89463.37%
201628,813,46349.02%50.98%23.11483.42%
201527,859,30549.01%50.99%22.35483.58%
201023,369,13148.92%51.08%18.74513.63%
200519,552,54248.88%51.12%15.68543.53%
200016,440,92448.86%51.14%13.19562.87%
199514,268,99448.86%51.14%11.45603.23%
199012,171,44148.89%51.11%9.76592.79%
198510,609,04248.88%51.12%8.51583.51%
19808,929,90048.87%51.13%7.16653.05%
19757,682,47948.78%51.22%6.16662.54%
19706,776,38148.71%51.29%5.44681.78%
19656,203,29948.65%51.35%4.98681.91%
19605,643,18248.60%51.40%4.53681.98%
19555,116,07148.56%51.44%4.10672.38%
19504,548,02348.52%51.48%3.65690.00%

Angola Population by Year (Projections)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
202032,827,40149.07%50.93%26.33460.00%
202538,431,20849.12%50.88%30.83403.20%
203044,712,28249.15%50.85%35.86373.07%
203551,664,86449.17%50.83%41.44332.93%
204059,249,00249.18%50.82%47.52302.78%
204567,399,14849.18%50.82%54.06282.61%
205076,046,05349.17%50.83%61.00252.44%
205585,132,12049.16%50.84%68.29242.28%
206094,596,08149.13%50.87%75.88222.13%
2065104,370,66449.11%50.89%83.72201.99%
2070114,365,29449.08%50.92%91.73201.85%
2075124,462,54549.04%50.96%99.83191.71%
2080134,553,23449.00%51.00%107.93171.57%
2085144,539,98148.96%51.04%115.94171.44%
2090154,311,01948.92%51.08%123.78171.32%
2095163,783,81748.88%51.12%131.37161.20%
Data Sources
  1. National Statistical Office
  2. National Statistical Office
  3. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with the 1970 and 2014 censuses, adjusted for underenumeration, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.

  4. GeoNames Gazetteer